Funding and Finances

Opening Hours and Session Availability

Our NEW opening hours: 

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesdays -Thursdays 8.30 or 9.00 to 3.00 

Friday - 8.30 or 9.00 to 12.30

Happy Hours Pre-School offers up to 30 hours of childcare over 5 days a week - term time only.  We have a range of sessions available to suit your requirements, that can be booked as full days, morning or afternoon sessions.  Please note we operate a minimum booking of 2 sessions per week.

Fees and Funding 
Hourly Rate: £5

Early Bird Session: 8.30-9.00 = 30 mins £2.50

Morning Session: 9.00-12.30= 3 hour 30 mins £17.50

Afternoon Session: 12.30-3.00= 2 hours 30 mins £12.50

FULL DAY: 8.30-3.00 = 6 hours 30 mins £32.50

At Happy Hours Pre-School we offer funded places for 3 and 4 year olds and 2 year olds in receipt of two year funding.  All children are funded for 15 hours, the term after their third birthday.   More information regarding funding can be found here: West Sussex County Council: Free Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.   


To check your eligibility for support with childcare costs; including two year funding, 30 hours funding and tax free childcare, please visit the Childcare Choices website.  

Please note: we are also able to split childcare (and funding) with other settings and/or childminders if that helps.